Ralph Baker, a blind homeless man who stole a Brooklyn apartment building by falsifying paperwork, was convicted of fraud and grand larceny Wednesday.
The sentence was handed down Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Baker appeared in court wearing a t-shirt reading “Not Guilty!” He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
“Can I appeal?” Baker asked following the verdict, according to the New York Post. His lawyer told him that he will be able to do so after the sentence is handed down. [NYP] — Julie Strickland